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  • Angela Splinter
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    Make coaching and mentoring work for you

    December 4, 2018 8:09AM by Angela Splinter

    Coaching and mentoring can have a significant positive impact on worker recruitment and retention. In fact, through our Top Fleet Employer program, we are seeing the benefits of coaching and mentoring programs first-hand, including higher rates of driver retention, better

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Solving work-life balance conundrum for drivers necessary for recruitment

    November 23, 2018 9:10AM by Derek Clouthier

    What’s more important when people are looking for a job or career; how much they get paid or having a work-life balance? I’m sure the answer would depend on the individual, but in the never-ending discussion on the driver shortage

  • James Menzies
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    The future of urban delivery

    November 21, 2018 11:48AM by James Menzies

    The way people move in cities is rapidly changing, and so too, will the way that freight moves. I was in Austin, Texas last month for the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition and was taken aback by the

  • Andrea Morley
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    Supplements for truckers

    November 2, 2018 3:29PM by Andrea Morley

    Whether you eat a perfectly healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables or you rely solely on fast food, it’s important to consider whether you could benefit from any types of supplements. The majority of drivers struggle with getting enough

  • Roger McKnight
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    Trudeau’s carbon tax and pipeline troubles

    October 26, 2018 12:10PM by Roger McKnight

    There’s no denying that more needs to be done to increase the number of women in the trucking industry, but what does success look like? It’s been three years now since I became the editor of Truck West magazine, and

  • Derek Clouthier
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    What constitutes success in effort to get more women into the industry?

    October 26, 2018 10:49AM by Derek Clouthier

    There’s no denying that more needs to be done to increase the number of women in the trucking industry, but what does success look like? It’s been three years now since I became the editor of Truck West magazine, and

  • James Menzies
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    It’s a good time to be small

    October 25, 2018 9:54AM by James Menzies

    The trucking industry is booming, and small carriers are potentially the biggest benefactors. Looking to the U.S., small fleets are growing while larger fleets are not. Speaking at Newcom’s Surface Transportation Summit Oct. 10, Stifel Financial Corp.’s David Ross pointed

  • Ray Haight
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    Time to get serious about safety

    October 23, 2018 10:15AM by Ray Haight

    I have a real issue with complacency from carriers when it comes to driver turnover. I will arrive at this from two different angles. When I look at a motor carrier that has excessive turnover I see any number of

  • Andrea Morley
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    How to make healthy comfort food in your truck

    October 4, 2018 9:44AM by Andrea Morley

    With the temperatures dropping, we naturally look to warm, comforting meals to satisfy us, but they often come with a cost: high calories, limited fruits & veggies, and low nutrient density. Whether you’re at home or in the truck, you

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Understanding the changing face of the trucking industry

    September 27, 2018 12:01PM by Derek Clouthier

    Much like women, Aboriginal Peoples are under-represented in the trucking industry. This is not the case for all visible minorities in Canada. This month marks the launch of our Changing Face of Trucking project, which goes alongside the acquisition of

  • James Menzies
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    The changing face of trucking

    September 24, 2018 2:26PM by James Menzies

    If you’ve been around the trucking industry for any length of time, you’ve no doubt noticed the shift of demographics over the past several years. The traditional Canadian driving force is aging, and not being replaced with young people coming

  • Angela Splinter
    Blog

    Mental health matters

    September 17, 2018 3:29PM by Angela Splinter

    In any given week, 500,000 employed Canadians are unable to work due to a mental health issue. Depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health conditions are increasingly responsible for disability claims and account for more than $6 billion in lost

  • Ray Haight
    Blog

    Missed opportunities

    September 17, 2018 7:25AM by Ray Haight

    During initial contact with a new client, I usually start by looking for the low hanging fruit, the quick fixes that involve little investment other than some amount of time and can have a big positive impact, fast. Here are

  • Doug Marcello
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    What you need to know about medical expenses at trial

    September 13, 2018 3:01PM by Doug Marcello

    Medical bills are like the sticker price on a car—very few people pay the full amount. Yet, when your trucking company is sued, the full price of the medical bill is too often used as a barometer of the case’s

  • Andrea Morley
    Blog

    The Cost of Unhealthy vs. Healthy Food

    September 1, 2018 9:06AM by Andrea Morley

    A common reason (or excuse) people present for why they can’t eat healthy is the cost. They believe that eating healthy has to be expensive, and that it’s not worth the investment in their health. The idea that eating healthy